Captain Milton M. Frazier Post 127
—Veterans’ Beneﬁts —A Rockcastle County post of the national GAR held meetings in this building for decades until the last of the local Union veterans became too old or died. It was a national fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union's army, navy, and marines who served in the American Civil War. Founded 1866, dissolved 1956 after its last member died. The GAR became the first truly organized advocate of veterans' benefits. Kentucky Department of GAR organized January 12, 1883. Composed of 155 posts. Rockcastle post named for town doctor Milton M. Frazier who commanded an infantry unit and died in battle. The national organization became so powerful that it was almost impossible for a candidate for U.S. president to be nominated by Republican Party without the blessing of the national organization.
|Placed By||Rockcastle County History|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 9:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 735723 N 4137331|
|Decimal Degrees||37.35278333, -84.33861667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 21.167', W 84° 20.317'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 21' 10.02" N, 84° 20' 19.02" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 24-34 Church St, Mount Vernon KY 40456, US|
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